Right now I have a 2000 7.3 xl with 293k miles on it. I was thinking of selling it and getting an OBS. I've always loved the older style and if I do that, I will have some money I can use for upgrades. Is that a stupid thing to do?
I've always been very fond of the squared off body styles. They just look rugged. The only thing is the TTB. How do they hold up?
If you're worried about the TTB, get an F-350. The F-350 has a Dana 60 solid front. That is assuming you're talking about 4x4's. The 2wd twin I beams are very reliable if you know how to work on them or have a shop that knows how to align them correctly.
1996 F-250 XLT 4x4, "Heavy Metal", 7.3L Powerstroke, ZF S5-42 transmission with Valair clutch and flywheel, Supercab, 8' bed, Riffraff 6637, HPX, Dieselsite 203 degree thermostat, 3" Downpipe to 4" straight pipe exhaust.
"you are not a troll. a pain in the --- sometimes, but not a troll." - tjc transport
I say OBS all the way! Other then the cool body style, they are becoming quite the collectors truck, and have a lot of appeal to many folks! I couldn't see ever letting go of mine! Now that whole "6-speed" transmission aspect of the SD, I like those more, so thats what I am stuffing in my OBS right now, LOL! Then I have the best of both worlds! LOL!
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1994 F-350 CC Dually : DRW 4x4 XLT, 97 7.3 DIT conversion, tuned, open pipe and modded!. http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/94...p-started.html 2010 F-250 CC SRW 6.4PS: 6.4 Powerstroke, 3" lift, Ranch hand F+R Bumpers and guards, ARE Topper, PIAA Off road lighting, more to come!
I am a fan of the OBS lol. I do like the 03-07 body style the best, especially the Amarillo edition, but I wouldn't have a 6 liter gave to me. Or a V10. Or a 5.4 lol. Perfect Cummins swap candidates though if you have the moolah!
These PSDs can be got for cheap, upgraded for a decent price, and will outrun a NBS and still have less money in it.
Not to mention these trucks were pretty well liked by the conversion companies so you can still get a cheaper truck that is LOADED such as my Eclipse or a centurion
I talk to people all the time that say, "I used to have an OBS and traded it for a newer truck... man, I wish I had kept it. Best truck I ever had!" Just food for thought.
1996 F350 XLT CCLB 7.3 PSD, 3" RSK lift, 6637, DP to straight exhaust, Edge Evolution (soon to be removed), 37's, TransGo Tugger kit, IH water pump, Beans eFuel..... next up ->Stage 1's, SD HPOP and DP Infinity
1990 Harley Davidson FLTHCU "beater bagger"
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